I just feel more sensitive . Hands and arms always hurt. Whenever I skate now my calf muscles are dead for like three days. One time I skated and went to the park and walked around. I literally had the worst calf muscle pain for days..just skated last week and no pain at all. Weird.
Not weird at all actually. Maybe a scientific explanation will help you. When the fight or flight system is activated adrenaline prepares the entire body for war. The muscles are activated, reflexes get jumpy, senses are enhanced, etc. The problem with those of us with lingering anxiety is the system doesn't really ever turn off. The nervous system learns a new baseline...and the systems used to keep you alive now become your enemy. That enhanced sensation? Pain. That hyperactive nervous system...twitching, cramping, and perceived weakness. When unused adrenaline sits around it makes your muscles more susceptible to injury specifically overuse syndromes. Things you once did and had no problem with...well now they exhaust your muscles, leaving them tired, inflamed and painful.
Your symptoms are completely explainable and make sense medically. Nothing about your history concerns me...and I'm not one for merely consoling people with HA with poor advice or pats on the back ignoring scary symptoms. I will tell you this...it only gets worse unless you deal with the underlying cause. Once your nervous system has turned on you, the only way out is to realize you are at a crossroads. This thing will cripple your mind, body and spirit. You are creating real dysfunction that will strip you of all that is good in your life. I say you, because you DO HAVE A CHOICE. You are not a victim...and you can choose to not engage catastrophic thinking. When you are triggered you can hey I don't believe you body...you are telling me I am sick...but I am young and healthy. We all have to face our own mortality. We have to come to terms with it...peace with it...and come to acceptance that when it's our time...it's our time. We have little control over what that looks like...but we can choose to enjoy today...to engage all that is good, love, faith, family, God, service and live a life of meaning and fulfillment. You going to let a cramp or a twitch steal that from you? If you haven't seen a pastor, a counselor, a mentor, or all the above...then do so. Actively attack this beast of HA...and take back your life.